At Koboli HC11, wildlife like bees, bats and animals have taken shelter in the Outpatients Department- OPD. The facility with four housing units for the staff, fully connected solar energy has been lying idle since 2017.
In 2016/2017 financial year, Bukedea District Local Government awarded a contract of 79 Million Shillings to Link Company Limited to construct a General Ward in Kachumbala Health Center. But after the construction works, the facility never lived to serve its purpose.
Caroline Ameso, one of the affected cloth vendors in Bukedea, says she is forced to sell clothes stealthily to help her family of seven people who are all dependent on her. Ameso faults government for paying a deaf ear to their pleas to reopen the weekly markets to allow them business and fend for their families.
John Olupot, a resident of Magoro Sub County criticised government for failing to provide adequate funding to health units. He wondered why patients are often sent to buy drugs from private clinics, saying the unit is usually without drugs.
Gerald Olupot, a resident of Kidongole Sub County, says elevating the health Center IV to a district hospital will save residents the trouble of trekking long distances in search of better medial services.